Making connections : travel, technology and global air networks

Parker, Ken W. (2002) Making connections : travel, technology and global air networks. In Hanna, B. E., Woodley, E. J., Summerville, J. A., & Buys, E. L. (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century, November, QUT, Brisbane.


Despite recent events in the region and persistent threats of terrorism global mobility remains one the most obvious components of globalisation. Yet how the social sciences should conceptualise global mobility continues to be contested. This paper will review three models for understanding global mobility. Although the first two models have formed the predominant conceptualisation of global mobility, it will be asserted that they are two abstract and theoretical to provide a comprehensive analysis. Instead, a third approach, referred to in the text as the ‘mundane approach’, will be outlined, which examines the everyday processes and operations that enables global mobility.

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ID Code: 699
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Mobility, Networks, Travel, Airport, Technology, Global
ISBN: 1741070031
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Ken W. Parker
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:44

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